Whether you’re in need of resources for yourself, loved ones, or your workplace, our curated list of resources covers a range of topics, challenges, and experiences.
Pflag Regina – Bilingual
Pflag Canada – Regina Chapter: providing education re: gender & sexual diversity.
This is an organization that have resources for those folks who wants to come out to their heterosexual or straight spouses. They also have information to support straight and heterosexuals on how to support their 2SLGBTQ spouses after coming out
I <3 my chest: a chest resource for trans folk
This document is for anyone who has had a difficult relationship with their chest and has decided to do something to feel better about it. The goal of this document is to help you find a way to love your chest that is both physically and emotionally healthy.
Coming Out: As a Youth
Being a teenager can be tough and being a teenager questioning your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression can be even harder, but we’ve got resources and support options for you.
Canada’s 2SLGBTQ Archives
Pride on the Prairies (1969-2020)
A digital exhibit by the Diefenbaker Canada Centre in partnership with the USSU Pride Centre. Curated by Megan Gorsalitz
Neil Richards Collection of Gender and Sexual Diversity
A local collection of materials, articles, artwork, and more chronically the history of gender and sexual diversity in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Canada
GBV Example Video
Gender Based Violence takes place within all sectors, including healthcare. Watch this video to learn how GBV can show up within healthcare settings
GBV 101 Video
What’s gender based violence? Check out this short video to learn more
GBV Project Infographics
An infographic series on gender based violence, what it is, and how to prevent it
Buzzfeed: Coming out later in life
We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what it was like coming out as an adult. Here are their stories
A resource that provides information about PrEP.
Sexual Health & Safer Sex
A brief guide to healthy sexual practices, communications, and pleasure for 2SLGBTQ people.
A brief guide on navigating consent, boundaries, and different types of relationships.
A resource that provides you with basic information about intersex identities, how to support your child if they are intersex, and facts about intersex identities.
A resource that provides you with information about Two Spirit identities, history, and the impacts of colonization.
A resource that provides you an opportunity to learn about asexuality and aromantic identities, and different types of attraction.
Discrimination & Stigma
A brief history of 2SLGBTQ people in Canada, and an introduction to the barriers and systems that prevent 2SLGBTQ people from experiencing full equality.
Allies & Solidarity
A starting place for people who are interested in supporting the vast, diverse, and wonderful 2SLGBTQ community
Identities & Terms: An intro to language
A starting place to learn about the vast, diverse, and wonderful world of the 2SLGBTQ community.
The Diversity Style Guide
Guidelines for journalists and other media professionals to accurately depict the diversity that exists in our world
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STYLE GUIDE (2017)
In 2017 The AP Stylebook was updated to include new definitions for gender, homophobia, and more. It was also updated to include the use of they/them as a singular pronoun!
Be Kind Online aims to end bullying and cyberbullying in our communities. On their website you can find cyber safety tips, and various resources.
Regalia: Pride in Two Spirits
History of the term “Two Spirit” and the importance of reclaiming culture
Journey of Indigenous Gender Identity
The journey of indigenous gender identity from pre-contact through to after residential schools and the impact it has today
Face-to-Face with Jack Saddleback
An interview with Jack Saddleback
There’s Heart Here
The stories of three indigenous members of the Two Spirit and LGBTQ community
What it means to identify as Two-Spirit | More in Common
Ty Defoe brings awareness to what Two-Spirit is how and how it has been a part of Native American culture for generations
NCTR Dialogues -Two-Spirit Reconciliation
This discussion looked at the term Two-Spirit, where it came from and what meaning is embodied within.
Trans And Native: Meet The Indigenous Doctor Giving Them Hope | AJ+
A video that follows a Two-Spirit Cree doctor on how to provide trans affirming care on an Indigenous Reserve in Alberta.
What Does “Two-Spirit” Mean?
Geo Neptune explores the history of the term “Two-Spirit” and who it pertains to.
Ma-Nee Chacaby talks about Two Spirit identities
Author and Indigenous elder Ma-Nee Chacaby talks about Two Spirit identities.
Why we need gender fluidity | Nicholas Metcalf | TEDxUMN (2015)
Experiences being a two spirit, and explains why gender fluidity is necessary in today’s world.
Coming In Stories – Marjorie Beaucage (2017)
An intimate portrait of Indigenous teachings and stories of Two Spirit people in Saskatchewan taking their place in the Circle.
2 Spirits in Motion Society
Serving as a national sounding board, the organization works to advance the interests of 2 Spirit people.
Strong women stories: Native vision and community survival by B. Lawrence & K. Anderson
Collection of seventeen essays on issues pertinent to Indigenous women and their communities in rural and urban settings
Primary Health Centres
Information about various primary health centres
Saskatchewan Medical Transition Guide
Saskatchewan based information for various interventions you may be considering for your transition
Trans Care BC
Resource for accessing care within British Columbia, and resources for Care Providers
Resource for accessing care within Ontario.
Path to Patient-Centred Care
A living resource for offering better patient-centred care to transgender adults seeking gender-affirming medicine in Canada.
University of Saskatchewan LGBTQ medical health: lib guide
Useful resources for health professionals on 2SLGBTQ Health
World Professional Association for Transender Health
Evidence based care, education, research, public poilcy and respect in Transgender Health
Just Juliet, by Charlotte Reagan
A YA novel on young love, high school, and overcoming change
Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
A YA novel by David Levithan, based upon a true story of breaking records and breaking stereotypes
End of the Innocence, by John Goode
The follow up to Maybe With a Chance of Certainty, Tales from Foster High: Book Two Kyle Stilleno is no longer the invisible boy, and he doesn’t quite know how he feels about it. On one hand, he now has a great boyfriend, Brad Greymark, and a handful of new friends, and even a new job. On the other hand, no one screamed obscenities at him in public when he was invisible.
Maybe With a Chance of Certainty, by John Goode
A YA novel by John Goode. Kyle has worked hard at being the invisible student, toiling through high school in the middle of Nowhere, Texas. Brad is the baseball star at Foster High. Both boys are damaged in ways that the rest of the world can’t see. When they bond over a night of history tutoring, Kyle thinks that maybe his life has taken a turn for the not-so-lonely.
Keeping You a Secret, by Julie Anne Peters
A YA novel by Julie Anne Peters: With a steady boyfriend, the position of Student Council President, and a chance to go to an Ivy League college, high school life is just fine for Holland Jaeger. Or is it?
Boy Meets Boy, by David Levithan
A YA novel by David Levithan: When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it.
Luna, by Julie Anne Peters
This YA novel by Julie Anne Peters is about the main character coming out to their family and friends.
Mom and Mum are Getting Married, by Ken Setterington
This children’s story is about the celebration of love
Jacob’s New Dress, by Ian Hoffman and Sarah Hoffman
This heartwarming children’s story speaks to the unique challenges faced by children who don’t identify with traditional gender roles.
I Am Jazz, by Jazz Jennings
Jazz’s story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.
Too Far Away To Touch, by Leslea Newman
After a trip to the planetarium, Leonard, who is sick with AIDS, comforts his beloved niece, Zoe, by telling her that when he dies, he will be like the stars–too far away to touch, but close enough to see.
Mommy, Mama, and Me, by Leslea Newman
Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children in this hearttwearming story of family.
Heather Has Two Mommies, by Leslea Newman
In this story, we learn there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.
Sometimes A Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon – Colouring Book, by J. T. Bunnell
Celebrate sensitive boys, tough girls, and others who do not fit into a disempowering gender categorization.
A Girl Named Dan, by Dandi Daley Mackall
True life story of a girl trying to play baseball with the boys.
The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, by Leslea Newman
Rejoice along with Roger at all the fabulous–no, marvelous! no, dazzling!–things that await him when he steps outside.
My Princess Boy, by Cheryl Kilodavis
Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy.
My Uncle’s Wedding, by Eric Ross and Tracy K Greene
A children’s story about Andy adventure and journey through his uncle’s wedding
The Sissy Duckling, by Harvey Fierstein
Elmer is a great big sissy. But when his father is wounded by a hunter’s shot, Elmer proves that the biggest sissy can also be the greatest hero.
What Makes A Baby, by Cory Silverberg
It is a twenty-first century children’s picture book about conception, gestation, and birth, which reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition.
Bear in Pink Underwear, by Todd H. Doodler
The star of Bear in Underwear is back in another zany adventure, this time on the soccer field. Bear’s lucky white boxers turn PINK in a laundry mishap, his teammates are embarrassed, and members of the other team tease him.
Girls Are Not Chicks – Colouring Book, by J. T. Bunnell and Julie Novak
Truly fun for all ages, this unique coloring book subversively and playfully examines the female gender stereotypes that pervade daily life.
And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) is a next-generation LGBTQ2S+ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
OUTSaskatoon GSA Guide: A weekly Guide of Activities for Gay Straight Alliances
OUTSaskatoon’s GSA Guide can be used a weekly template for your GSA or can simply be used as inspiration for when you are planning activities for your GSA. The guide includes monthly programming that focused on specific themes with activities that focus on either educational, support-based, or social initiatives. There are many ways to run a GSA, and all are great, so choose whatever is best for your student’s, school, and community.
OUTSaskatoon Professional Development Training
OUTSaskatoon provides education for students, school based staff, local organizations, businesses, and corporations.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project website offers eduction, resources, and support via phone, chat, and text.
Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through their telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.
A documentary series on the lives and challenges of trans students across America
Raising Ryland’: Parenting a Transgender Child
A short video on two parents who are raisign a transgender child
Trans Student Educational Resources
Youth-led advocacy organization for trans and gender non-conforming students
The Gender Book
Education resources for individuals and educators
TransSask Support Services
Saskatchewan wide support network for trans and gender non-conforming individuals and their families
The personal youtube page of Arrows, a trans non-binary black person in their 20s. They share content on their coming out story, navigating gender, sexual health, relationships, and more.
The personal youtube page of Chase, a trans guy in his 20s, who shares his experiences with coming out, transitioning, and life.
The personal youtube channel for Ebony and Denise, a two-mom family with three kids: Olivia, Jayden, and Lucas. They share family-friendly videos sharing their lives and stories. They hope to inspire, inform and connect with people who can relte to their story and coming out as a 2SLGBTQ family.
The personal youtube channel for Jazz Jennings, a 20 year old transgender woman from Florida. Her page features her lived experiences as a trans woman, a colleage student, and a young person trying to find love.
A video project by PBS showcasing the lives, lived experiences, struggles, and joys of 2SLGBTQ people of all ages
I’m From Driftwood
I’m From Driftwood aims to help LGBTQ2S+ people learn more about their community, straight people learn more about their neighbors and everyone learn more about themselves through the power of storytelling and story sharing.
It Gets Better Project
A video based project that showcases the lives of 2SLGBTQ people in order to educate youth that if life is hard right now, things can get better.
Canada’s National 2SLGBTQ organization
Talk Suicide Canada / Parlons suicide Canada
A 24 hours suicide support line for people of all ages across Canada who may be considering suicide
A youth focused organization in Australia
Trans Lifeline is a 24/7 phoneline for Transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse, or questioning people of all ages
Kids Help phone
Kids Helps Phone is a 24/7 counselling and information phone line for youth.
“Let’s Talk About Queer Sex, Baby!” ‘Zine
A ‘Zine made by OUTSaskatoon’s Rainbow Coffee youth group for other 2SLGBTQ youth to learn about safer sex and consent
The Canada Suicide Prevention Service
A 24 hours suicide support line for people of all ages across Canada who may be considering suicide
Crisis Text Line
A 24 hour crisis support service, via text message, for people of all ages across Canada.
Saskatoon Mobile Crisis
A 24 hour crisis support line and crisis support service for people living in Saskatoon